Quantifying the effects of the Green Energy Act and the determinants of resistance to wind turbine development in Ontario

In 2009 the Government of Ontario enacted the Green Energy Act (GEA) to promote the development of renewable energy projects. Subsequently, the importance of wind generation both for electricity generation and in public debate has grown dramatically in Ontario. While the GEA simplified the regulatory process for developing renewable energy projects, wing turbine siting has become increasingly contentious in many Ontario communities.

The Economic and Social Impact of Non-Motorized Outdoor Activity in Public Spaces in Alberta

The purpose of this research is to create a model for evaluating the socio-economic contributions of human-powered outdoor activities to Alberta.
This model will be used to help inform/educate policy makers at the municipal and provincial level to influence debate around the use, management and the allocation of government resources to public spaces.
The Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks has requested this research, to ensure that organizations representing non-motorized outdoor activity in public spaces and on Crown lands receive equal representation and provide a more robust input in

Entrepreneurial Delegation

Many entrepreneurs have passions for their ventures because they regard the ventures as their babies. Hence they are willing to put in greater amounts of “sweat equity” even if this greater effort is not fairly rewarded. This feeling is elicited by the entrepreneur’s psychological ownership. Although some psychological ownership is beneficial for new venture survival, excessively high levels of psychological ownership may lead to entrepreneur’s unwillingness to relinquish power and delegate.

M.Sc. Master Thesis: The Dynamic of Incoterms Selection and Supply Chain Finance Performance

For a pharmaceutical company, it is important to source the finest raw materials (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) available at the best possible prices. With the advancement of globalization and the improvement of cross-broader trades, an increasing number of companies are reducing their acquisition costs of raw materials by sourcing globally.

Understanding the Millennial Sports Fan

Millennials are a large, tech savvy demographic that media companies are expending significant resources to connect with and market to. This project will develop a comprehensive understanding of the sport media consumption habits of Canadian Millennials, aged 18-24, using surveys and other methods being employed by researchers across the country. Understanding Millennials consumption patterns and behaviours is of paramount importance to sport media companies.

Création d'un modèle d'attribution des campagnes marketing en ligne

Il arrive fréquemment que les consommateurs visitent un site web plusieurs fois avant d’y effectuer une transaction et que ces visites sur le site soit générées par différentes sources (publicité, médias sociaux, favoris, courriel). Cette situation occasionne un sérieux dilemme, celui de l'attribution du crédit de la conversion (i.e., transaction sur un site).  Doit-on l'associer à la dernière source de visite ou bien a la première? 50%, 50%? La diviser équitablement sur toute

Alberta Diversification and Organizational Resilience Project

The aim of this project is to research and develop tools to assess and aid the diversification of organizations in the province of Alberta. Alberta is rich in resources, both tangible and intangible. Nevertheless, the price of oil, Alberta’s dependence on this tangible resource and related service have skewed the Province’s investment and entrepreneurial profile. There is a call from private and public sectors to once again diversify the production and service base of the Province’s economy.

Performance Metrics and Reporting Requirements for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

The Sustainability Toolkit has been developed to address the lack of step-by-step guidance to show organizations how develop and implement a comprehensive sustainability management plan. The Toolkit integrates globally-recognized approaches to sustainability management that can be used to manage an organization’s supplier/customer sustainability requirements.

Study of mobile maintenance related asset utilization in mining operations at New Afton Mine Site

This project corresponds to a study of utilization of assets at the New Afton mine, in Kamloops, BC. With the collaboration of New Gold’s conglomerate and Thompson Rivers University this will collect sufficient data internally and by comparing it with publicly related information of similar companies and using statistical tools and optimization models, will provide recommendations that can be used in the whole mining sector.

Driving Down GHG in Toronto: Factors Shaping Electric Vehicle (EV) Ownership, Drive Patterns, and Behaviours

With the ongoing threat of anthropogenic climate warming, understanding how stakeholders in Ontario can accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits is of great importance. The large-scale adoption of EVs requires further research to understand consumer demand and social valuations. Ontario has over 5,000 EV drivers on the road that make up 32% of Canada’s total EV drivers. However, there is virtually no information about their demographic profile, where they drive or why they bought an EV.

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